The ancient village Lupinari is located in the heart of Tuscany among the hills Siena & Arezzo, in one of the most beautiful parts of Chianti has been lovingly restored using carefully chosen, traditional materials and finishing to an exceptional standard. The Village lies in the heart of 750 acres of woods, vineyards and centuries old olive trees in a area which has miraculously remained intact and unspoilt trough the centuries and offers a striking oasis of peace and serenity.
Tenuta Lupinari has been renovated in an excellent way using traditional materials and finishing touches of high level. The houses of the village, for whom is provided any kind of service, have large rooms with bath, spacious living-rooms, large terraces and gardens. There is also a beautilful swimming-pool and a lake where is possible to do sport-fishing.
The Apartments and the houses in the village, which are fully service, have large bedrooms, en suite facilities, spacious living rooms, air conditioning in the bedrooms, large gardens and terraces. In the evening the guests can enjoy their dinner in the private restaurant of Lupinari.
For a holiday in complete freedom and for who likes absolute privacy, the 11 apartments of Tenuta Lupinari are the ideal solution, thanks to the wide spaces (from 80 to 250 square meters), the refined decorations with the soft colors and the antique furnitures that set the mood between classical antiquity and ease.
Each apartment is provided with air conditioning in the bedrooms, independent heating system, kitchen or cooking corner, LCD Tv 26 in the apartments for 2 people and tv 32 in the apartments for 4-6 people.
Imagine to have a magnifying glass and point it on the Tuscany map, in between of the soothing hills of Siena and Arezzo.
Do you see it? There is a small castle with an old hamlet behind it that holds a magical fairy tail.
The main “character” is a man with great expectations, that with a lot of strength makes his dreams come true: his name is Antonio Pellegrino he was the owner of the farm. After taking care of the wine and oil production, he started restoring the old hamlet, surrounded by stunning landscapes, that before him had being abandoned for many many years. He converted it in a relaxing, warming and welcoming country resort.
All his legacy, his passion for wine and appreciation for simple things and its quality were passed to his family, especially to his 2 daughters, Antonella and Marianna. Together with their mother they are now the owners of the property, creating a women run-family business.
They made his dream their dream : creating a winery farm, based on the inspiration of the old tradition and able to host people coming from all over the world ,making them feel home , even far from their home.
The hamlet consist in a main building, our little Bed & Breakfast; the Restaurant where our chef Angela will prepare juicy dinners for you; a hall with wi-fi connection that let you to communicate with the rest of the world drinking a glass of wine and the Bar, where everyday you can taste our homemade cakes or you can ask for your aperitif and enjoy it at dusk on our fascinating terrace. The rest of the Borgo is then divided in 11 different apartments to suits any taste.
This is the result of many year of restoration, from a place used for agriculutar activities in to a luxury agriturism, characterized by excellence of service, familiarity, hospitality and a wide range of comfotable spacius and finaly furnished accomodations
In the estate you will also see a Castle, work of the brilliant architect Gino Coppedè(creator of the district in Rome with the same name). Today he is renowned for having created a specific and unique style called "Coppedé Style". The rooms and the exteriors were frescoed by the famous painter Galileo Chini, author of several artworks, for example the well-known Terme Berzieri in Salsomaggiore and the Grand Hotel des Thèrmes, and many others such as the Royal Palace of Bangkok.
Tenuta Lupinari is located in the central part of Tuscany , the nearest village name is Bucine, in the province of Arezzo and in a strategically position to visit the cities of art in this magic region, since it is in the middle of the 3 most beautiful cities in Tuscany, at just 30 minutes from Siena, where you can visit the famous Piazza del Campo, in which twice in a year, on the 2nd of July and the 16th of August there is the renowened Palio di Siena. This wonderful city offers a lot of attractions to discover, such as the Cathedral with many artworks to admire inside. The estate is also at half hour from Arezzo, a marvelous small city with the characteristic square Piazza Grande, set of the fabulous Oscar-winning movie 'Life is beautiful'. In the same square, every first week end of the month you can visit the most famous Antiques Fair in Italy.
In the end, we are less than a hour from Florence. The city is easily to reach by train from Bucine train station, without stress for looking for a park you will be directly in the Santa Maria Novella train station, just in the center of Florence. From there you can reach with easy the famous Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, the Cathedral, the Baptistery and the Uffizi.
But that's not all! Our agriturism is a perfect starting point to many other destinations in Tuscany, such as the Chianti Classico area: Castellina in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti. Even San Gimignano is not so far, just a little more than an hour. It stands out againts the hills with its majestic towers, today we can count 13 but it is said that in the fourteenth century there were 72 towers, one for each well-to-do family.
You can't help but visit the antique Borgo of Monteriggioni. This is surrounded by walls that are perfectly preserved and if you come in the summertime you have to take part in the most important Medieval Feast in Italy that takes place every year in the middle of July and that reminds the story of Monteriggioni. It is a wonderful celebration and you seem to be in another time, indeed, in this occasion all the inhabitants wear medieval clothes. There is no legal tender but the old coin 'Scudo di Monteriggioni', then you have to change your coin with it before to enter and this is the only way you have to buy, eat and drink. All the beverages and foods are prepared with medieval recipes. There are no cars in the village but horses and mules; no lights but torches and candes, everything contriubutes to make the atmosphere more magic for an unmissable event.
From Tenuta Lupinari, Umbria is also fast and simple to reach by car, you need just an hour going through a convenient freeway with 4 lanes and then you can visit Perugia, Assisi, Spello, Spoleto, etc but do not forget to visit Cortona on your way, this gorgeous village is rich in historical events and vitality and will offer you the opportunity to enjoy a breath-taking view on Lake Trasimeno. In Cortona from Spring to Autumn there are a lot of interesting events such as the Cortona Mix Festival (from 27th July to 4th August), a different festival that celebrates the arts in their asset and variety.
If you are looking for a great location in Tuscany for an important Ceremony , an exclusive party o magnificent landscape for your wedding .Tenuta Lupinari is your perfect place , with it’s charming castle and his garden , the old hamlet surrounded by olive groves and tuscany hills, are the perfect place , to make your dream comes true and unforgettable your special events .
Entrust us your wedding organization, we will help taking care about all the smallest details , from the ceremony, food ,flower, music ,photographer etc to garanty a succesfull event and an unique experience.
Beyond weddings Tenuta Lupinari can be the perfect spot for art vernissage , company reunion and family reunion.
Do you want to discover the secrets of Tuscan cuisine? or would you like to learn cooking a typical dish of the local gastronomical tradition? We highly reccommed to deep you selves in the magical Tuscan cousin world,just for a single afternoon or why not for an entire week, you will be able to prepare amazing plates for your family and friends, once you'll be back in your country
With our cooking classes this is possible, we offer lessons for small groups, each one lasts 3 hours and will be old in the kitchen of the small castle,that is part of the property and at the end you will taste the dishes prepared during the lesson, like a real gourmet!
Tuscany land of poets and artists, but also land of typical Italian colors and flavors; a region that combines nice weather and stunning views, it's the ideal place to spend your holiday under so many point of view, also under the food and wine aspect.
We can choose together any itinerary as the chianti hills, necessary step , to discover the genuine tuscan flavor , or more towards Montalcino Montepulciano and Pienza, in-between of the most beautiful villages and landscape of Tuscany, tasting wine and olive oil and discovering , how here in Tuscany we produce the typical Pecorino cheese.
Never forget the 4 Arezzo valleys, out of the touristy places and so beautiful that will surprise you.
Not only wine in tuscany as you can imagine but also country of a fantastic olive oil EVO , the famous pecorino and special cold cuts .
We will organize guided tour, in the winery, we will meet the people that dedicate theirself to produce the best wine, telling you the story of the farm, walking around the vineyards and the property … ending in the cellar for a wine tasting
Tuscany offers an ideal scenario for cycling enthusiasts of all levels, from amateur cyclists to anyone just wishing to pedal calmly while enjoying the beauty of the region. For your adventure on two wheels, choose from a variety of itineraries. In between the hills that surround Tenuta Lupinari places very rich of inters testing things and outstanding views
Tuscany is mostly a hilly territory, for cycling fans, this means putting themselves to the test on the same hills and slopes. Many cycling legends trained here including Bartali, Cipollini and Bettini. Don’t miss to pedal during the Famous “Eroica” cycling tour.
Tuscany is in fact a land of cyclists and wherever you choose to go pedal you're likely to cross paths with many other two-wheel aficionados.
The best months for cycling or touring Tuscany on bike are from March to June and from September to October. July and August are hot months and outdoor sports are limited to early mornings or late afternoons, or mainly for mountain bike outings at night; even if also this hours will give it to you stunning scenery illuminated by the very special morning and evening light.
We use to work with 2 guys that take care about everything, from bringing the bike to the place you prefer , to organizing excursion based on your level, from one hour biking till a full day excursion discovering the valley around.
You will have the possibility of choose the bike that fixes the best for you.
Surranded by olive groves and the greenery of the Estate our swimingpool is the perfect place where you can rest after a day trip around Tuscany, is ideal for a sunbathing ,diving or just reading a book in the quiteness of thi enchanting hamlet.
The swimingpool is 20mt x8mt perfect size to host Tenuta Lupinari guests ,at your disposal you'll find sunbeds and gazobo.
They say the magic triangle of viticulture is in the relationship between the land, the weather and man. Truer words were never said. The land has to be just right, and Tuscany is one of the cradles of viticulture, with its hills, rich in galestro, alberese, clay and silt. Tenuta Lupinari, located between Arezzo, Siena and Florence, is right in the heart of this cradle. The weather has to be hot, but not sweltering; it has to be sunny all day, cool at night and well ventilated.
That is exactly what it is like on the hills of Tenuta Lupinari, making it perfect for the cultivation of healthy vines and crafting excellent wines. Man holds another triangle – one made up of his mind, hands and heart.Vineyards can’t survive on their own, they need a mind that knows how to take care of them without poisoning them and guide them while respecting their essence. We do everything ourselves and we need our hands and our legs to do it. You have to walk the vineyard, observe the plants, watch out for weeds, insects and anything that could damage the vineyards. And you use your hands wherever necessary, so your arms and legs are never still.
But what drives everything is the heart
The first heart was Antonio Pellegrino, an engineer who perhaps after having built many things, realized that immortal works could only be found in nature. So he left everything behind and went back to nature, to bring Tenuta Lupinari back to life. His way of making wine was always natural. He never used chemicals in the vineyard or in the cantina. Just his mind, hands and heart. And those who let their heart guide them, always leave their mark. That mark was left in his daughters, who after finishing university, decided to pursue that same path, involving head, hands and heart.
Antonella, his youngest daughter, has dedicated herself to making wine. She is passionate and devoted to caring for the vineyards and the work in the cantina. In respect for the land and the vines, all pruning and harvests are done strictly by hand and with cluster selection that allows for the creation of better quality wines. Even the age of the vines – almost 42 years old – has a great influence on quality and the ability to best express the terroir.
There are 20 hectares under vine and the main varieties are Sangiovese and Canaiolo for red wines, and Trebbiano and Malvasia for white wines.There are two red and two white labels. The two reds distinguish themselves for how they are aged. OTTANTE ages exclusively in stainless steel and is fresh-tasting with tannins that are not invasive. It is the perfect pairing for pasta with meat sauce. Our other red, OTTANTE I, ages in stainless steel and oak. It has excellent freshness (a characteristic of all our wines) and more structure, making it an excellent table companion for meat, like steak or even wild game.
Our whites are distinguished for their vinification and aging methods. LIMARGENTOis vinified in stainless steel and macerates lightly on its skins to give it a more intense color and more pronounced aromas. It then ages eight months in stainless steel. Refreshing, zesty and mineral, it is perfect as an aperitif or with starters like a Pecorino soufflé or, served at a higher temperature, even with pasta dishes made with white meat. Our second SOTTOPELLE white wine is vinified in stainless steel, but it macerates on the skins for 15 days. It ages in barrique (second and third use) for seven months, resulting in a more structured wine. This means it can easily be paired with any kind of white meat, such as brased rabbit a truly excellent choice.
15th of our Hectares are dedicated to the olives groves , in total we have 2600 plants The variety of the plants are the typical tuscan one as Leccino , Moraiolo, pendolino and Frantoiano, from which we obtain a very well balanced with green intense color and fruity aroma olive oil EVO, lightly spicy and Bitter taste , synonymous of high quality.
We usually start the harvest the olives during the first day of November, when the olives start to turn their colors to the violet.
we pic up by and and at the end of the day we lay out in a big room so that the air can circulate very well and after a day we press, it’s a kind of cold squeezing to keep high the quality of the oil. we decant it for a period and the n we bottle the olive oil
Every year we wait this period very hard , to taste the fist bruschetta with the new Evo olive oil.
All the effort are now satisfy
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Take Motorway A1 Firenze – Roma. Exit at “VALDARNO”. Turn right and follow the signs for “LEVANE”, “BUCINE”. After about 13 km, in Levane, you will reach a traffic light; there go straight towards Bucine. Do not enter into the town of Bucine, but keep driving on the same road for another 2 km until the sign for “CENNINA, FORNELLO, LAGO DI LUPINARI”. Turn right and go straight until you see white signs to “Tenuta di Lupinari”. Follow the signs and take a white country road. Go along, at the end of a cypress-lined road, turn right before the gate of the castle; follow the road and drive up to the “BORGO” on your left.
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